Pardew – It’s Rubbish – It’s An Absolute Disgrace


Alan Pardew is a relieved man today – just like Newcastle fans – as we can bask in the safety of knowing we’re not being relegated,  and in fact we’re in 13 place – but whether we can stay there after the Arsenal game is debatable.

Newcastle United's Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson celebrate after the 2-1 win at QPR

Coloccini and Williamson – delighted after the game – Willo was solid

There has been a growing contingent of fans that want Alan Pardew sacked, but news today is that Pardew was told last night his job is safe – and that being the case Newcastle must try to strengthen the squad in the summer, and why not try for 4th place next season?

This is what Alan Pardew said in the Evening Chronicle today:

“We’ve had to put up with some absolute rubbish.” “The people who said there were rifts were stupid.” “You can’t get draws at teams like West Brom and West Ham and a win in London against QPR with that sort of thing going on.”

“It’s rubbish. It’s an absolute disgrace.” “And those people who said it and brought it to the attention of everybody outside of Newcastle for no reason but being malicious, will be crying into their beer.”

“It was a great win for the football club and a great win for the city.” “It was a great win for the area too.” “Sunderland got a draw and I hope they are safe. We want to play them next year.”

“I was aggrieved about some decisions – especially the goalie.” “You have to be right with those decisions. It was definitely a borderline decision.”

“With 10 minutes to go of a game of that magnitude? Blimey, you can’t make that call. But he did.” “Luckily for us we had Harps, who came on as if it was a Sunday afternoon and he was going down the pub with his dog.”

“That calmed everybody. It certainly calmed me down.”

There was a great scene on the sidelines after Elliot was sent off, when Steve Harper came up alongside the manager while putting on his gloves, and Steve gave Pardew a wry smile, and Alan started to laugh.

It was like – “hi boss – don’t worry I’ve played for this team before”  – and Pardew said he felt a lot better when Steve was so calm in the Newcastle goal  and calmed everybody down.

Now Steve Harper will get a great send-off from the fans next Sunday,  when he plays his 201st and last game for Newcastle – you cannot make this stuff up. 😀

There were a number of times in the second half when Newcastle had excuses to collapse – but we didn’t.

Coloccini was a tower of strength for Newcastle, and who says this guy doesn’t give his all for Newcastle,

Colo has been simply magnificent for Newcastle in the last two games  – and just think what could have happened if hadn’t missed those 12 games.

We must try to keep him Tyneside – he can be the man who leads Newcastle back into the top six – or even the top four.

We’re starting to dream again.

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55 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    May 13, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #1

    There’s no disliking Harps!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 13, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #2

    Outsidethebox, Repost
    Stability can come with changing the manager, Swansea have changed manager several times but have managed stability as they have employed new managers who have continued the same philosophy.

    For us, we can continue with Pardew and have stability through having the same manager, but if we got from 5th to 13th, how is that stable? Or, we can re think and then begin again with an aim for stability under a new manager with a plan to progress us, and if/when we need to change again by employing a man with the same footballing philosophy.

    Essentially, it comes down to you definition of stability, in my eyes this season has not demonstrated a stable club.

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  • Ben3arfa

    May 13, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #3

    So we lose 3-0 in our local derby and get smacked 6-0 the following home game and yet Pardew is still considered fit to manage the club?

    Disgrace, and will only lead to more shitty atmosphered games at SJP

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  • WWYCD

    May 13, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #4

    Harper is just great imo would happily have him as a coach

    Over the moon he will play against Arsenal

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  • nufcursed

    May 13, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #5

    if pardew isn’t sacked, ashley is as dumb as the fans that keep supporting pardew!
    stability is only good when you have a decent manager, which pardew isn’t!

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 13, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #6

    Pardew – He’s Rubbish – He’s An Absolute Disgrace

    wwycd

    Having French speaking people is way too facile to say that is the problem. No one was complaining last year with Tiote, Cisse, Ba, Cabaye Benny etc. Never did Arsenal any harm either.

    Thing is Arsenal have a very good French manager with a fantastic CV. We have an abject English one with a very mediocre CV.

    I love our French players and would be happy with more, but it’s so blindingly obvious we need a French / continental manager to get the best out of them as they are being so criminally wasted. Who knows maybe even Amaltifano and Abeid could come good under a proper manager.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 13, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #7

    He’s finished. Run out of ideas … move on.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 13, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #8

    Lilo

    Spot on. Swansea very good example.

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  • WWYCD

    May 13, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #9

    Rotunda
    I responded on the last thread mate

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 13, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #10

    YorkMagpie,
    I think Stone and Carver have to take blame, but if Pardew stays I don’t see them going.

    Beardsley should be kept as far away from any coaching as possible, give him an ambassadors role or something. However, he is highly likely to be an important part of any new setup, as he is Ashleys biggest fan within the club. He is one of the biggest yes men as far as Ashley is concerned, and has bought 110% into Ashleys blueprint.

    It would not surprise me to see him given a higher position in terms of the coaching side of the club, as it would be a similar PR stunt to KK/Shearer, but Ashley has the security of knowing Beardsley will be on his side.

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  • geordie Jack

    May 13, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #11

    Comments from a fans forum on Moyes from the 2005/06 season when they struggled with relegation:
    “You can see in their body language and the way they capitulate when they go behind, they have no confidence in themselves, Moyes, or each other. Everything we built up last season is gone. I can only assume there are personal vendettas within the team too, Osman has to move hell and high water to get 5 minutes and Hibbert has been dropped without a trace for seemingly nothing. In the meantime, the likes of Kilbane, Neville and Valente are seemingly undroppable, no matter how sh*te they are”……. “Moyes has to go”. Sound familiar?

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 13, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #12

    “You can’t get draws at teams like West Brom and West Ham and a win in London against QPR with that sort of thing going on.”

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    May 13, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #13

    Whats the goufran song anyone??

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  • TorqToon

    May 13, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #14

    Will be wonderful to see Harps in the sticks on final day. Would love him to lead out the side as well.

    Think pardew was right about the Elliot red card as even tv cameras aren’t decisive and Elliot seemed well aware of his location upon collecting the ball.

    And the dig at the press is clearly aimed at the story regarding HBA wearing a psg top. Which was complete fabrication.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 13, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #15

    Just in case I get abuse for my Beardsley comment, he was and always will be a club great, and an incredible player. But that doesn’t mean he is right for the club in a coaching capacity at the club.

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  • TorqToon

    May 13, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #16

    Geordie jack – well found mate!

    And eerily similar! 🙂

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  • outsidethebox

    May 13, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #17

    Lilongwe Geordie…
    take all your points ..but imo think it is worth waiting a few month to see what actions are taken …not sure if pardew is the right man but willing to wait and see if he can learn from this season and take decisive action in terms of playing and coaching staff..

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  • Le Belfast 007

    May 13, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #18

    Cmon Wigan !! i’m a believer !!! 😉

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 13, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #19

    Outsidethebox,
    My issue with allowing him more time, and starting next season, is that if, as many would expect, he doesn’t learn, and is sacked after a poor run at the start of next season, we have wasted another year. If he were to stay, and say we finished 10th next season, would that be acceptable, or would you see that as not good enough for a squad boasting a large number of full internationals?

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  • Le Belfast 007

    May 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #20

    I don’t really get this lets give him 15 games next season & see were we are stuff. What happens if we’re garbage after 15 games next season ? Do we sack him half way through the season ?? Think I’d rather sack him now & bring a new manager in & give him a full pre season with the players, let him bring in his own players own style of play etc etc.

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  • nufc 11

    May 13, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #21

    I was a fan of AP but to be honest if he was at any other club hed have lost his job over the bad form that led to the bad results over the season, things have obvously gone on at the club that he hasnt been in control of, his use of tactic’s are questionable and to think we were relying on wigan to lose to make us safe is enuf for me, form has limped along all year its not good enuf…. MA will prob give him the first 5games of next season and sack him then why not start with a clean slate, new blood? I think the best we can hope for is a new asistant for AP someone with a football brain and top defensive coach love to see Tony Adams come in, or Phil Neville if he retires, Carver has had his shot and hasnt worked out…

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 13, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #22

    well i was looking forward for next season but with Pardew in charge once again i can see another relegation battle and this time we won’t be so lucky

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    May 13, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #23

    Pardew just needs to totally change his tactics !

    If we go 1-0 up? Then we need to be taught to push on and make the 2-0 and the 3-0 and the 4-0 !

    The managers tactics appears to be to go for goal and then sit on that slim Lead which is just Bloody Stupid !

    For 3/4 of the season every-one has been telling Pardew this and he just refuses to listen !
    If he,s staying then Okay, but i give maybe till mid-November?

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #24

    Geordie Jack,
    Are you using that as an argument to keep Pardew? Look at the names mentioned in the quotes, Hibbert, Kilbane, Osman, Neville and Valente. Compare that quality with say, Debuchy, Anita, HBA, Sissioko and Tiote. I think you will find that their is a gulf in quality with those players.

    Also, Moyes managed 11 trophyless years, where they were mainly skipping between bottom 5 and 7/8th. With the occasional top 4/5 slot. Is that what we, as Newcastle fans would say was a successful 11 years if Pardew stays and does that??

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  • mindshaft

    May 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #25

    Well we’re safe and thats the main thing, funny that we could actually finish as high as 10th or as low as 17th – if we finished in top ten we’d probably be where we were expected to be in all honesty
    However it’s more about our style of play that baffles me, seems our ‘international’ players simply can’t string 3 passes together most of the time and resort to hoofball to Cisse, is Pards and our coaching staff telling them to do that or is it simply down to the players?

    Think I’d stick with Pards for first 8 games unless we have a proven manager ala Benitez waiting in the wings – it’s more likely we would get someone like Curbishley….. better the devil you know in that case

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  • Le Belfast 007

    May 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #26

    And I really don’t want Lee Clark in charge. It would be another sideway step in my opinion. Good servant as a player like, but not so sure about him as a manager.

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  • ErnestHemingway

    May 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #27

    Over the top reaction to the pardew comment about the arsenal game on Sunday.

    It’s a widely acknowledged fact that the players and staff have been under enormous pressure during our relegation dog fight. After securing top flight status yesterday, pardew is simply trying to relieve the pressure on the players going into the final home game of the season.

    Pardew even said yesterday that the players looked as though they were playing with a noose around their necks. I agree. Then why try and tighten the noose now we are safe? It makes sense to loosen it.

    Chill, guys.

    It seems to me that whatever pardew were to say now, people would criticise it.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 13, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #28

    Moyes isn’t Pardew though. Completely different people. Pardew takes his low morale and team destruction wherever he goes.

    As I said before, if he had some previous success at the highest level a lot of fans may be more lenient. The performances on the pitch have been so negative it’s unreal this season or last season.

    Lost out on 18 points from winning positions this season.

    44 goals conceded in the second half of games compared to 23 in the first half.

    Defensive control could be ball retention and passing, but it’s not, it’s defend at all all costs for full second halves. It’s just not good enough.

    They were down and out yesterday, yet we make it look like we’re playing Juventus and are trying to hold onto a goal… both of which were completely gifted, GIFTED to us.

    Amazing that we got the three points, but his hero speech at the end is just an awful slap in the face to everyone who can see he’s blagging his way through earning a wage at a club like ours.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    May 13, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #29

    i see all the pards haters are slowly back peddling lol

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  • mindshaft

    May 13, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #30

    Definitely think our coaching staff need a rejig though, Carver et al probably need to go and a decent coach brought in to work alongside Pards

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  • Whoarya.com

    May 13, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #31

    Support is easy to define so whilst I have been disappointed by Pardiola this season we have funded a massive learning curve for him and our team so now is the time to support them and capitalise on that investment.

    We have a lot of very good players so we can live in hope for next season

    HTL

    PS

    The fans that got kicked out from the lower school Fulham end all around me and my son should have sat on their hands like us and they would have stayed to see the game unfold. NUFC fore warned us but its common sense really to respect the home support especially when you are sat amongst them?

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  • Dreamboat3

    May 13, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #32

    Torq didnt you have a big announcement once we had guaranteed safety??

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  • Santon03

    May 13, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #33

    the team need a leader who has the ability to acknowledge his mistakes and make an effort to correct it then we can make a progress. what we have now is a team leader who can’t acknowledge his mistakes and blamed everything else. how can he correct things or make things better when he thinks it wasn’t his mistakes or there is nothing to correct and it’s just bad luck or others fault?
    I’m affraid we won’t make any progress if we are under the same leader. It will be the same over and over again that it’s just bad luck or other’s fault.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 13, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #34

    My worry is that if there is an end of season review it will be done by Ash and llambias who know zilch about football and are therefore in no position to ask the relevant questions like why are we so defensive and play so much long ball etc.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 13, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #35

    Pardew could have 10 players coming in and he still wouldn’t change his gameplay

    PARDEW OUT
    RAFA IN

    ASAP

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  • spitfire_

    May 13, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #36

    I can’t stand this knob anymore… I hope MA will have some sense.

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  • yo-yo

    May 13, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #37

    I can see the owner’s intention to take a long view and that we fans have lost most of our confidence in the manager and coaching staff.

    Any side that flirts with relegation is going to have stresses and strains – but it does look as if they held together. Doesn’t mean they played well together and AP has now to improve his own psychology for motivating players and ensuring they are consistent. No silly mistakes – Santon’s backpass, Colo/Saylor backtracking at Spuds – both unacceptable. Two games lost through self inflicted wounds.. Consistency means breeding a culture of excellence and high personal standards and competitive edge into the side and we certainly have only seen flashes of that and too much capitulation and headless chicken stuff.

    What worrries me is that he has a culture of making excuses and self justification instead of taking responsibility and that spills over to the players. So we just don’t have enough professionalism.

    We have to bring in new coaches we really do – the technical side is pretty woeful.

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  • outsidethebox

    May 13, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #38

    with the squad pardew has with the right additions i expect a top 8 finish at minimum ..mid table is not good enough ..in my opinion krull is top keeper debuchy santon hairdrier are great f/backs mbai is class (need more cb,s ) benny sissoko cabaye marv are good enough cisse needs ano..i have seen enough quick fixes at st james that have ended up wrong ..that is why i think we need to wait and see…

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 13, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #39

    santon

    I think that is the biggest problem. if pardew can’t see the problems how can he fix them.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 13, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #40

    Ernest,
    I agree, there has been an over reaction to his comments, and that in part it is due to the huge relief of being mathematically safe. However, whatever the situation, it is a ridiculous statement to make. To ever say that you don’t care if the club you are in charge of loses at home 4-0 is idiotic. To say thank god we won’t be in Europe is also a stupid comment. He claims to be good with the media, and have had media training. I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t be in any training manual.

    If we do go and lose 4-0 next week, what will the reaction of the Spurs loving southern press be? Not to mention the Spurs fans seeing them lose out on Champions League, and with it, most likely their star player.

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